Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

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Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

Post by Cult Icon » 14 Jan 2021 05:15

In looking at my collection- it appears to be the photographs taken in the battle for Stalingrad. Any others?

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Re: Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

Post by gebhk » 18 Jan 2021 14:17

I am not sure if it qualifies as a 'battle' photograph, bur for me the one that sticks most in my mind is of a German motorcyclist with a wounded comrade in the sidecar, taken during the Polish campaign (outside of Warsaw I think, but I wouldn't lay a bet on it). The wounded man is clearly in a bad way and the driver appears to be asking for directions - to a hospital or first aid post perhaps. The striking thing is that he is clearly utterly distraught. Like all great photos it makes you want to know what the background is. Are they friends? Lovers? Why has he stopped? Did the wounded man survive?

Alas, can I find it now?????

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Re: Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

Post by Hans1906 » 18 Jan 2021 17:25

Stalingrad - Bilder einer erbitterten Schlacht http://www.tonbildfilmarchiv.de/stalingrad/index.htm

Another "old-style", but very complexe website, probably already known to most members here in the AHF forum,
very well done, right on the topic, no typical "bla-bla" at all.


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Re: Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

Post by GoeringsPetLion » 18 Jan 2021 19:04

Battle of Kursk: Tiger 1 of the Waffen-SS being loaded with 8.8 cm grenades near Belgorod, late July 1943
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Source: Ferdinand Rottensteiner (SS war reporter), Wikimedia Commons via Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-J14931, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Photos by SS war reporters are shown on https://www.kriegsberichter-archive.com. They mostly show no battle scenes. This one was likely taken during an exercise.

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Re: Most interesting battle photography by German war photographers?

Post by Cult Icon » 08 Dec 2021 20:13

I think I found a new favorite- the war photography taken in the 4th Panzer Army area Dec 1942- March 1943. These are better than the Kursk and Stalingrad photos IMHO.

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